Bulldog Bulletin

October 27, 2017

Dear Bulldog Families,

This week was the kickoff for our parent-teacher conferences. Our goal for parent-teacher conferences is to develop a shared picture with you regarding your child’s learning. This dialogue is important so we can share information concerning learning strengths and challenges seen at home and school. The home-school partnership is critical to the growth and development of our children; we really appreciate your collaboration. Please do not be alarmed if there are areas of concern or challenge for your child. This is an opportunity for us to work together to support student learning and growth. This past summer the Bulldog staff, read Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck, Ph.D. A few powerful take-aways are:

o Learning is a process and takes time

o Effort, not just achievement, should be recognized

o Failure helps us learn

o Intelligence is not “fixed” – when learning something is a challenge, we are not able to do it YET

o Persistence is powerful when it comes to learning new things

On Monday, October 23, you should have received an HSE Skylert email message regarding next year’s school calendar. Please be sure to take this survey by Friday, November 3. Hamilton Southeastern School Corporation values parent input and looks forward to creating a calendar most supportive of our students. There are many considerations when creating optimal learning conditions for our students – please view this video to hear from Dr. Bourff regarding The Big Picture.

As October comes to an end, fall AND SCIENCE are in the air. We would like to invite our Bulldog families to our first Family Science Night. Please join us on Tuesday, November 7 from 6:30-7:30. There will be opportunities to participate in student-designed STEM challenges, science experiments, and even try your hand at coding with Ozobots. For families with scientists in grades 1-4, there will also be information available regarding our upcoming New Britton Science Fair. There are so many questions to ask and investigate!! As always, thank you for partnering with us in education. Have a great October weekend!


Lori Mankin

Goodwill & HSE Collect and Connect

Bring your donation of gently used clean clothing to the Goodwill bin located in our NBE office. For every 13 gallon bag of clothing donated, NBE will receive a Goodwill clothing voucher to distribute to our local families in need.

November Dates to Remember

Wednesday 11/1

7:45 a.m. - Dance with Mrs. J.

Friday 11/3

7:45 a.m. - Dance with Mrs. J.

PTO Movie Night - Details to come!

Monday 11/6

Picture Retake Day

Tuesday 11/7

6:30-7:30 - Family Science Night

Wednesday 11/8

7:45 a.m. - Dance with Mrs. J.

Friday 11/10

7:45 a.m. - Dance with Mrs. J. TBD

Veteran's Day Programs - Times to be announced

Monday 11/13

7:00 p.m. - PTO Meeting in Media Center

Thursday 11/16

7:00 p.m. - 3rd grade Music Program in Gym

Wednesday 11/22- Friday 11/24

Thanksgiving Break - No School

From the Counselor

NEW Click HERE to read Mrs. Leiner's Counselor Cove to learn more about anxiety in children


Good Samaritan Network Annual Community Wide

FREE Thanksgiving Meals 11/23

Noblesville - White River Christian Church, 11am-2pm

1685 N. 10th Street, Noblesville, IN

Sheridan - Sheridan Elementary School, 11am-1pm

24795 North Hinesley road, Sheridan, IN 46069

Fishers - St. Louis de Montfort, 11am-2pm

11441 Hague Road, Fishers, IN 46038

From the Cafeteria

Cafeteria Menu Schedule

Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals

Cafeteria Birthday Day Information

E-Funds Online School Payments

Due to the capacity of our cafeteria, the number of parent lunch guests is limited to 2 per grade level. Please call the office at 594-4130 to reserve your seat. Spots are available first come first serve and may be reserved up to a week before the date.

When sending lunch money in with your student, please remember to include the Student ID number on all checks and envelopes.

From the Music Teacher

Want to know the latest and most up to date info for the NBE Music Program? Check out Mr. Martin's NBE Music Notes here!

From the Art Teacher

Click here to read the most current information from Mrs. Smith, NBE Art Teacher. Mrs. Smith's NBE Art Notes


Each month, look for our Staff Spotlight to learn more about some of our awesome staff members. Click HERE to see what staff member is showcased this month!

--- Handbook Highlights ---

Each Bulldog Bulletin will highlight a portion of the New Britton Student Handbook. This month's focus is Communicable / Contagious Diseases.

Hamilton Southeastern Schools recognizes its responsibility in the control and spread of communicable disease. The Corporation has adopted as its standard, the protocol established for communicable or contagious disease control as stated in the Indiana State Department of Health Communicable Diseases Reference Guide for School Personnel. Healthy children perform at their best. After any illness, your child should be fever free (temp < 100) for twenty four (24) hours before returning to school. Not all contagious illnesses are accompanied by fever; therefore, the child must also be symptom free for twenty-four (24) hours before returning to school in order to protect others from infection. Symptom free would include fever, vomiting, and diarrhea free for twenty-four (24) hours. We encourage parents to communicate their child’s illness or diagnosis with the school nurse so that he/she can track the rate of incidence of any of the following conditions in his/her building.

Click HERE to read more from the NBE Student Handbook.

PTO Executive Board

Co-President: Leslie Zeisig

Co-President: Lisa Cheney

Vice President: Sarah Fleming

Secretary: Gretchen Gonso

Treasurer: Amy Mason

Email the NBE PTO at mailto:NewBrittonPTO@gmail.com

Click HERE for PTO contact Information, important dates and volunteer opportunities.

Join us for the PTO meeting on November 13th at 7:00pm in the Media Center@ NBE!

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Community Bulletin Board

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Contact Us

8660 E 131st St, Fishers, IN 46038

Phone: 594-4130

Fax: 594-4139

New Britton website: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/NBE/home.aspx

HSE website: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/home.aspx

Twitter: @NBEbulldogs